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The View From Writers Roost
Every small Texas town has its ‘shame’ to bear Small Texas towns are great. There’s almost enough of everything to go around — except money, food and morals.  Morals!?  One town in which I publishe...
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Déjà Vu All Over Again!
  Last year Major League Baseball legend Yogi Berra passed away.  When Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were routinely slapping home runs out of the park in the early 1960s, Yogi said watching them hi...
May 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The View From Writers Roost
Not all Tabasco’s products are hot stuff, some are sweet My cowboy daddy, the late Lawrence Ray (L. Ray) Webb, saw to it that spicy seasoning was a staple around the household when he and Mom were ...
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Video: A Conversation About Higher Ed Funding
Watch: A Conversation About Higher Ed Funding
May 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanders Statement on Debate
  LOS ANGELES –  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement  Friday  on Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again position on a debate : “In recent days, Donald Trump has said he wants to deb...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New on TribTalk: Austin ISD President on School Finance Ruling
Credit: Ross Ramsey New on TribTalk: Austin ISD President on School Finance Ruling by  Emily Ramshaw May 27, 2016 The Texas Supreme Court's school finance ruling means lawmakers now have a moral ob...
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New in TribTalk: Could Texas Face California-Sized Water Woes?
by EMILY RAMSHAW, The Texas Tribune
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
New in TribTalk: Could Texas Face California-Sized Water Woes? by  Emily Ramshaw May 26, 2016 Texas is no stranger to drought and flooding, but at least it isn’t as bad off as California. Or is it,...
Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No Explanation
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No Explanation by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune May 27, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's co...
Memorial Day Remembrances
by STEVE ELLISON
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Memorial Day Remembrances Pastor Steve Ellison   The Civil War, our bloodiest war, gave birth to holidays honoring those who gave there all for their country. In 1868, the United States set aside M...
'The Great White Hope'
by PAT BUCHANAN
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group have been rising, not fallin...
Obama Promised Open Government, But Hasn’t Delivered Yet
by ELIZABETH HEMPOWICZ, OtherWords
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Obama Promised Open Government, But Hasn’t Delivered Yet Elizabeth Hempowicz From torture to campaign finance, the president can still order important transparency reforms — but there isn't much ti...
America’s Cosmic Tax Gap
by SAM PIZZIGATI, OtherWords
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
America’s Cosmic Tax Gap Sam Pizzigati The federal government can now spot a bug in space — so why can't they spot rich tax cheats here on the ground? More
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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Depression Two continuing to move northwest towards the North and South Carolina coastline as it is expected to slightly strengthen into a weak tropical storm before making landfall. Elsewhere, a weak frontal boundary is draped across northern portions of New England, with thunderstorms beginning to develop across New York and Pennsylvania. A broad amount of cloud cover is also observed over the Midwestern United States with a north-south oriented frontal boundary. (Weather Underground va AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.


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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States.
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